First Time

If you are applying for a U.S. passport for the first time, you must appear in person before the Consular Officer.

Adults Must:

  • Come to the Embassy in person
  • Complete form DS-11 Application for Passport.  You may download the form or obtain a copy at the Consular Section.  Please do NOT sign the form until the Consular Officer instructs you to do so.
  • Present proof of U.S. citizenship by providing any one of the following:
  • Certified copy of birth certificate
  • Certificate or Report of Birth Abroad
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Present one current valid form of photo identification to prove identity (e.g. foreign passport, driver’s license, military ID, etc.)
  • Provide one passport photo – To avoid processing delays, be sure your photograph meets all quality requirements and are properly submitted with your application.

NOTE: All first time applicants must appear in person

Approximate Processing Time:  2 weeks.

Fee: $145.00.

For more information, please see First Time Applicants

Minors Under the Age of 16 Must:

  • Come to the Embassy in person
  • Complete form DS-11 Application for Passport.  You may download the form or obtain a copy at the Consular Section.  Please do NOT sign the form until the Consular Officer instructs you to do so.
  • Present proof of U.S. citizenship by providing any one of the following:
  • Certified copy of birth certificate
  • Certificate or Report of Birth Abroad
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Present Evidence of Child’s Relationship to Parents/Guardians by submitting one of the following with parents’ names:
  • Certified U.S. birth certificate
  • Certified Foreign Birth Certificate (translation, if necessary)
  • Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240)
  • Certification of Birth Abroad (Form DS-1350)
  • Adoption Decree (with adopting parents’ names)
  • Court Order Establishing Custody
  • Court Order Establishing Guardianship
  • Present one current valid form of photo identification to prove identity of each parent (e.g. foreign passport, driver’s license, military ID, etc.)
  • Both parents must appear together and sign the application or one parent may appear with either 1) notarized documentation of the other parent’s consent to issue a passport to the child or 2) documentation of sole authority to apply
  • Provide one passport photo – To avoid processing delays, be sure your photograph meets all quality requirements and are properly submitted with your application

NOTE: All first time applicants must appear in person

Approximate Processing Time:  2 weeks.

Fee: $115.00.

For more information, please see Minors Under Age 16.